Perioral dermatitis is one of the most common conditions we treat holistically at Yin Yang Dermatology. Unlike acne and eczema, perioral dermatitis often gets worse when people apply different creams or ointments. Topical steroids will often cause major flare-ups of the skin with extreme redness and irritation.
Our treatment of perioral dermatitis emphasizes healing from within with Chinese herbs. We prescribe customized herbal teas that address the precise needs of each person’s skin. Herbal formulas contain anywhere from 1 to 18 herbs. Different herbs are chosen to address facial redness, flaking, itching, and the various kinds of bumps that are seen in this condition for an effective holistic cure.
In holistic dermatology, everyone’s case of perioral dermatitis is unique. Chinese herbal treatment focuses on the underlying “patterns of disharmony” associated with each individual’s case. How can we tell what patterns you have? Read more…
Taking a look at a patient story: A 29-year-old woman, Liz, came in for treatment of redness around her mouth. For several months – possibly up to a year – the area around her mouth would often become red, with occasional small bumps. Read more…
Holistic treatment of perioral dermatitis is highly effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…
Perioral Dermatitis generally clears quite quickly. Most people report positive results within 2-3 weeks of treatment. A course of treatment generally lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the severity of the case as well as the additional symptoms.
Herbal medicine offers an effective natural cure for the underlying imbalances that lead to perioral dermatitis. In most cases, the skin heals completely.
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the underlying stress that is often part of the picture in perioral dermatitis. It is a secondary treatment, though, with herbal medicine being the primary method of healing. Some of our patients choose to include acupuncture, but most are treated solely with internal herbs.
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